Author Danielle Dulsky joins Chris for a spirited conversation about her book, The Holy Wild, and what it truly means to practice witchcraft and be a witch.
Danielle Dulsky is a heathen visionary, painter, and word-witch. The author of Woman Most Wild and The Holy Wild, she teaches internationally and has facilitated circles, embodiment trainings, communal spell-work, and seasonal rituals since 2007. She is the founder of The Hag School and believes in the emerging power of wild collectives and sudden circles of curious dreamers, cunning witches, and rebellious artists in healing our ailing world. Learn more about her at danielledulsky.com.
Coming Out of the Broom Closet
Chris and Danielle talk about how her strict religious upbringing fed into her discovery of witchcraft. She discusses the two conditions that need to be met in order to be considered a witch.
“Living deliciously, that’s kind of it. Particularly if you believe that witchcraft is an art that is to be approached with joy, and it’s kind of the stuff of poetry and beauty.” – Danielle Dulsky
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The Holy Wild (23:11)
Chris dives into Danielle’s latest book, The Holy Wild: A Heathen Bible for the Untamed Woman. Danielle gives an overview of the book and breaks down the five elements of witchcraft. The conversation then turns to ghosts and the subtle energy realm.
“You give yourself permission to let your spirituality cycle, just like the moon cycles, or the seasons cycle, or our emotions cycle.” – Danielle Dulsky
Real Magick (41:37)
Chris asks Danielle about the term “magick” and what it means to her. They touch on the importance of nature in witchcraft, and most importantly for Chris, what Danielle thinks about the show American Horror Story.
“The way I define magick is, magick is our conversation with the world about the kind of world we hope the children of the future will live in.” – Danielle Dulksy
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